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Man sentenced for taking banned items into Wiltshire prison

Man sentenced for taking banned items into Wiltshire prison

Published by Jack Deery at 5:35pm 14th January 2020. (Updated at 5:36pm 14th January 2020)

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Pawel Jan Idziak, 36 and from Southampton, appeared at Salisbury Crown Court on December 20th.

On May 3rd 2019, Idziak visited an inmate at Erlestoke prison. 

During his visit he was searched by an on duty prison officer, who found a mobile phone and charger and he was subsequently arrested.

He was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months at court in December.

He was also ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work, undertake rehabilitation activities and pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Sgt Pete Foster said: 

"It is within everyone's interests that we have a safe prison and taking prohibited items into this environment undermines this. It can cause a lot of issues for staff at the prison and is completely unacceptable.

We work extremely closely with the prison service to ensure this type of behaviour is not tolerated. We continue to conduct regular patrols at the prison and regularly maintain a visible presence in the area.

We would encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious in the area, including anyone attempting to throw items in to the prison, or anyone attempting to take prohibited items inside, to report concerns to 101 or 999 in an emergency."

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